Born at Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire on 11 April 1907. He was educated at Kingswood School and was the first non-graduate to be admitted to Wesley House, Cambridge. In 1932 he joined W.H. Lax in the Poplar and Bow Circuit. In 1935 he withdrew from the ministry for a year to consider a call to the Catholic priesthood. In 1951 he became Secretary of the London Mission and its Extension Fund and was responsible for planning the rebuilding of the capital's Methodist churches destroyed in the Blitz. He was President of the Conference in 1967, Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council in 1972 and chairman of the Bible Lands Society. He received his London Ph.D. for a thesis on The Nonconformity of Richard Baxter (1946). He died at Wallington, Surrey on 24 September 1982.